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Curriculum Rationale

At Wellfield School, we have an overriding belief that pupils’ education from 11-16 is only part of their education and as such, all subjects we offer have progression routes into post 16 education.

When pupils enter Year 7, they are placed into ability sets. This structure is designed to match the individual learners’ needs. Pupils can move up and down sets, dependent upon their progress. During Year 7 & Year 8 pupils study an English Mastery programme and in years 7-11 study a Maths mastery programme. 

We nominally split the curriculum into lower school (Years 7 and 8) and upper school (Years 9-11) where pupils choose their options to start in Year 10. However, the focus for all subjects from Year 7 onwards is the progression from their current point to where they need to be aged 16 in order to maximise their potential according to their ability. The school’s curriculum is planned and sequenced to allow our students to study their chosen subjects in more depth, developing the skills of contextualised problem solving alongside learning the increased course content evident in GCSEs and other courses.

To find out more about our curriculum offer please contact Mrs E Simpson


GCSE Options

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